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Not to be confused with NorGer.
Country Norway
From Ertsmyra, Norway
Passes through North Sea
To Diele or Brunsbüttel, Germany
Ownership information
Partners Statnett
TenneT TSO
Construction information
Expected 2018
Technical information
Type submarine cable
Type of current HVDC
Total length 600 km (370 mi)
Power rating 1,400 MW

NordLink is a proposed subsea HVDC power cable between Norway and Germany. The capacity of NordLink is expected to be 1,400 MW.[1][2] It is estimated to cost €1.5-2 billion.[3] The interconnector is planned installed between a new substation at Ertsmyra in Norway and Wilster substation in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany.[4] The new connection would be operational by 2018.[3]

The Norwegian transmission system operator Statnett SF owns 50% of the project, whilst the German transmission system operator TenneT TSO and the state owned bank KfW owns 50%. A cable between Norway and Germany is listed in the EU's projects of common interest (PCI).[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Statnett and E.ON mull Norway-Germany subsea cable". Power Engineering International (PennWell Corporation). 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Statnett and E.ON Netz Launch Joint Feasibility Study for a DC-Cable Between Norway And Germany". Transmission & Distribution World (Penton Media, Inc.). 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ a b Evans, Piers Grimley (2012-12-04). "Germany and Norway to build 1.4 GW link". Power Engineering International (PennWell Corporation). Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  4. ^ Crampsie, Sian (2010-04-12). "Statnett submits Nord.Link licence". Utility Week (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 2010-11-14. 

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